Jason Line No. 1 as first day of qualifying ends POMONA, Calif. (February 9, 2006) -- As the first day of qualifying came to an end, Jason Line, driver of the KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, led...
Jason Line No. 1 as first day of qualifying ends
POMONA, Calif. (February 9, 2006) -- As the first day of qualifying came to an end, Jason Line, driver of the KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, led the qualifying ladder at the 2006 season-opening NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals.
Line, who finished third in the 2005 NHRA POWERade point standings and was honored with the 2004 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future award, presented to the most outstanding rookie in a professional category, covered the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona quarter-mile in 6.743 seconds at 205.10 mph.
"I was surprised to be No. 1. I thought the run was terrible. The starting line was a little tricky. When I let the clutch out the shift light came on immediately and I banged it out the rev limiter. When all of us figure out the race track we're all going to go faster," recounted Line.
Line's teammate, three-time Pro Stock POWERade champion Greg Anderson, tried to drive through tire spin just off the starting line, followed by tire shake and immediately shut off his KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO .
For Line qualifying continues tomorrow (Friday) with one session scheduled for 2 p.m. and concludes with two additional sessions on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Line begins his quest for the CarQuest Winternationals Pro Stock title on Sunday with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Pomona time (PST) and subject to change at anytime.